Payment gateways for business in French Polynesia

KanTAH
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Hi,

 

I'm in the process of creating and launching my Shopify store, I'm based in French Polynesia and looking for a payment gateway, I found OceanPayment and I'm trying to contact them they asked for additional information which I provided but they haven't responded in 4 days..

 

Is OceanPayment a safe and trusty payment gateway ? Are all payment gateways in the list provided by Shopify safe ?

 

Thanks a lot

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Mac
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @KanTAH!
Thanks for reaching out in our Community Forums and for sharing your concern.

 

I'm glad to hear that you're in the process of setting up your shop. To provide some context, all payment gateways must meet certain technical requirements and provide a high-quality merchant experience. You can refer to the Payment Apps requirements for a detailed breakdown of these requirements.

 

My suggestion would be to navigate to your Shopify Admin, click on Settings > Payments, and explore the available payment gateways listed there. The gateways displayed in this section have met specific criteria to ensure that the app is approved for public listing.

 

 

Since you're just starting out, I suggest browsing through The General Checklist as it is a great tool that will ensure that you have your Shopify store all set up and ready for customers to make purchases on. In other words, having a finished product, that includes having your media, shipping and check out all in working order.

 

If you have any further questions or need assistance with selecting a payment gateway, please let me know.

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KanTAH
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Hey Mac,

 

Thank you for your answer, I've completed most of The General Checklist but I'm stuck at the payment gateway thing. Can't let clients order if they can't pay. Shopify Payments is not available in French Polynesia unfortunately and OceanPayments and Payoneer have not responded to my emails.

 

Any solutions ?

Mac
Shopify Staff
1574 166 232

Hi again, @KanTAH!

Thank you for following up.

 

I'm happy to hear that you were able to complete most of the general checklist and are eagerly awaiting the launch of your shop. I understand that you reached out to a few payment providers and have not heard back. While waiting to hear back, I suggest viewing their documentation to learn more about the requirements and setup process to see if they would be a good fit for your business. I was able to find both Payoneer and  OceanPayments documentation as well as contact forms.   

 

We can also take a closer look at your account to help point you in the right direction. In order to continue assisting you, please reach out through the available contact methods in our Help Center.  If you see the chat assistant, you can ask to contact support and it'll guide you with your next steps on how to connect with a team member. Once you get in touch with support, we will be able to take a closer look.

 

All the best!

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shelbyra
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Hey there. did Oceanpayments or payoneer ever replay to you? I am trying to set one up and it is proving to be difficult? I have not heard from either. Just like you, I do not have shopify payments due to my location. i cannot launch if there is no way to pay. 

KanTAH
Visitor
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Hi, it took 3 emails for OceanPayments to respond with a simple "Unfortunately we cannot provide our services to you". Just that, no explanation, I asked for some but never got any. Payoneer straight up ignored all my inquiries I guess. I'm moving away from Shopify because just like you I can't launch if there's no way for clients to pay.

 

I talked to Shopify support and they've been really helpful unfortunately they can't help me with that.